I bought this car for very little whilst in Germany, it was RHD and I exported it back to the UK when I came back to the UK, that's how much I liked it.
This was a great looking car, with swooping fastback rear and lots of room inside, also very comfortable. It was yellow a with a tan interior, lots of dials and made by Chrysler.
The 1725 CC OHV Routes engine had a high compression alloy head, Twin SU Carbs and plently of torque. The 4 speed plus overdrive transmission effectively gave the car 6 speeds. The cornering wasn't the best, as it understeered badly, but it wasn't made for cornering so it loved the Autobahns and later motorways.
The car was very reliable (apart from a couple of awkward issues) I spent little on it during ownership.
Having to unblock the fuel system every so often due to paint flakes, was about the worst thing I had to deal with, I'd have to blow down the fuel hose or go to a filling station and blow compressed air into the fuel system until I had the time to remove the tank.
I then had this odd problem of the car losing electrics, such as random cut-ots with no starter, I would poke about under the bonnet and it started again! I got other mechanics to look it over, but they couldn't figure. I was cleaning the carpet one day and noticed there was sparking under the accelerator pedal, this was rather alarming especially as there was no wiring anywhere near, I disconnected the battery and phoned a mechanic friend of mine, he said "Ohh! now I know why you've been having the problem with the starter, your engine earth must be bad, take the engine earth off and give the connectors a good clean." Sure enough this stopped the random cut-outs and stopped the sparks, which were due to the engine trying to earth down the accelator cable.
I was shocked when the engine seized up without any warning, it was not overheated or lacking oil or showing any sign of stress, it just came to a clattering halt one day. I sold it to an enthusiast who fixed it and loved the car.
I enjoyed this car until the engine seized, I suspected the head gasket had failed and blown water into the block, causing the sudden death! These Routes engines had a habit of blowing gaskets, just my luck it did it in this way, I would have kept this car longer otherwise!